Some years, I've called them resolutions, but, I've not always been very resolute. Once or twice, I've called them goals and I've had better luck with attaining goals. This year, I am going to call them aspirations! I really don't know if what I call them makes much of a difference, but, these are the things I aspire to attain, in 2023:
Better Health: I aspire to attain better health by doing the various things I know I need to do to attain a healthier weight, maintain my blood sugar levels, and increase my stamina and strength.
Better Time Management: I aspire to manage my time better, by being mindful of how I spend my time, prioritizing what needs to be done, and procrastinating less.
Being More Organized: I aspire to being more organized in my daily life, with established routines and a tidy house.
Living a Well Balanced Life: I aspire to live a balanced life, by paying attention to all the different areas of my life.
I will continue to implement my New Year's aspirations by incorporating them into my Monthly Balanced Life Goals/
Word of the Year
My 2022 Word of the Year was Resilient: able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. I tried to be resilient in 2022 with varying degrees of success.
My 2023 Word of the Year will be Journey. Life is a journey and this year, I want to enjoy that journey to the fullest. I shall travel in the company of hope and joy and it will be a journey of discovery and personal growth.
Monthly Balanced Life Goals: January Goals
My monthly balanced life goals are similar to the spokes of a wheel, with the length of each spoke representing my satisfaction in that area of my life, from 1 to 10, with 1 being most dissatisfied and 10 being most satisfied. Ideally, all the spokes are of equal length and the wheel will roll along smoothly. If the spokes are of unequal lengths, then, the resulting wheel will be lop-sided and wobbly. My ratings for each segment are shown within the parentheses, with the beginning of the month ratings in black (later, when I do reviews, the end of the month ratings will be shown in blue.)
This year, I am going to focus more on the areas that need improvement. But for this initial assessment, I will list all the areas.
- Organize - Continue to find a place for everything and keep everything in its place
- Well maintained - Keep "erasing the evidence"; implement daily and weekly cleaning schedules
- Decluttered - Continue with the decluttering process
- Continue to keep in daily contact once she goes back to her apartment
- Participate in temple events when safe to do so
Finances (10): The goal is financial security:
- Attend my medical appointments
- Continue to take my medications as prescribed
Time Management (8): The goal is to spend my time in a mindful manner:
- Spend time purposefully, mindfully
- Engage in daily joyful activities
- Engage in leisure activities
- Do crafts and pursue hobbies